ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
ROlîEK OF WEXnOVEK. [A. I). 1190.
Of the chiefs f Salatini s anni/.
The chiefs in Acre under Saladin were as follow :—
Caracos, who had been made a knight by Corboran at the
siege of Antioch, and who had also brought up Saladin, and
with him Gemaladin, Gtirgi, Suchar, Simeordoodar, liel
hagessemin, Kecardincer, and Ccrantegadin. The chiefs of
the army were these: his four brothers, Saphadin, Felkedin,
Sefelselem, Melkalade ; his three sons. Mirali.*, Melealeth,
Melcalezis; his two nephews, Techaedin and lienesemedin,
and the chiefs Coulin, Elaisar, Bedcrim, and Mustop
llazndinnersel. All these chiefs held authority over the
provinces of Joramma, Rotassi:., Rira, the Persians, the
Turks, the llemsiensians, Alexandria, Damietta, Aleppo, and
Damascus, and of all the country beyond the Euphrates, ex
tending to the Red Sea, and leyond it towards Barbary.
Metaleeh ruled over Babylon, and to the four brothers of
Saladin were entrusted the provinces of Abesia, Ivceman, the
Moors, Nubia, Cxsarea, Ascalon, Amira, lîedreddin, Anii
rasen, Nazareth, Neopolis, Camole, Mustopliee, and Mameli ;
1 Iazadinneassar had charge of Mount Royal, Crach. Corisin,
and part of Armenia, but Saladin was the sovereign ruler
over all of them.
/Jute the battering engines of the Christians icere burned by the Saracens.
In the same year, Greek fire was hurled by the Saracens who were blockaded in the city of Acre, upon the engines which the Christians at great expense had constructed for subduing the city, and this instantly spreading abroad, reduced them all to .ashes; this took place on the fifth of May.
IIoic traitors icere discovered among the Christians.
At this same time, Anser of Mount Royal revealed a conspiracy which he in conjunction with the bishop of Beau vais, count Robert his brother, Guy of Duinperc, the Landegrave, and the count of Geldres, had entered into with Saladin, and for which they had received from that prince thirty thousand bezants and a hundred marks of gold, besides a bribe of four camels, two leopards, and four falcons received by the Landegrave, for which and for other gifts they had agreed tc. put off the attack on the city, and had allowed their battering forts to be burned.